Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Cy Twombly to inaugurate the new gallery at Grosvenor Hill in Mayfair.
The exhibition will include as yet unseen large Bacchus paintings, with loans from the Cy Twombly Foundation and other collections.
Twombly’s enduring importance to the art of the present is attested to by the many recent survey exhibitions of his work in leading international museums. He has been a cornerstone of Gagosian since the 1980s. Gallery exhibitions of his work presented over the last twenty-five years include Bolsena Paintings (1989–90), The Coronation of Sesostris (2000–01), Lepanto (2002), Bacchus (2005–06), and The Rose (2009).
Throughout this period, Twombly inaugurated several Gagosian galleries with exhibitions of new work, including Ten Paintings and a Sculpture (London, 2004), Three Notes from Salalah (Rome, 2007–08), Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (Athens, 2009), and Camino Real (Paris, 2010). The Last Paintings and Photographs toured Gagosian Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, and New York in 2012.
Designed by award-winning architects Caruso St. John, who were also responsible for Gagosian Britannia Street and Gagosian galleries in Rome and Paris, the new gallery—the third in London—features large, double-height daylit spaces, and is located in Grosvenor Hill, above Berkeley Square, between Davies Street and New Bond Street.
Larry Gagosian comments, “It was a tremendous honor that Cy Twombly inaugurated so many of our European galleries with exhibitions of new work. In keeping with this tradition, we are excited to be able to show several previously unseen works as the opening exhibition at the Grosvenor Hill gallery.”
A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Briony Fer will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Olivier Berggruen and Mary Jacobus spoke about the works in the inaugural exhibition at Gagosian’s Grosvenor Hill outpost.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019
The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.
Sally Mann and Jenny Saville
The two artists discuss being drawn to difficult subjects, the effects of motherhood on their practice, embracing chance, and their shared adoration of Cy Twombly.
Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum
Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.
Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished
Mark Francis, director of the exhibition Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished, Drawings 1951–2008, describes the impetus for this expansive presentation, the source for its title, and details the stories of some of the works on view.
Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris
Cy Twombly’s Coronation of Sesostris (2000) receives a closer look by Gagosian Director, Mark Francis. In this video, he discusses the history of the work, the myths and poetry embedded within it, and considers its lasting impact.
September 30–December 21, 2019
Grosvenor Hill, London
Cy Twombly Shop
September 28–December 21, 2019
Davies Street, London
In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008
March 8–April 25, 2018
West 21st Street, New York
Coronation of Sesostris
March 8–April 28, 2018
980 Madison Avenue, New York